4;37 am! earthquake!!

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
April 18, 2008 5:00am CST
I was up checking out the news. My house started shaking!! I screamed for my hubby! News says it 5.4 I don't thinkI'll be going to sleep.
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@djd832001 (124)
• United States
18 Apr 08
i was in a deep sleep at the time, and i live in michigan, and many people in this area felt the tremors, and there are reports that electricity has went out in some areas. in the community i live in i heard the emergency sirens going off for 5 minutes, i think they are preparing in case more tremors or earthquakes happen.
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@smacksman (6074)
18 Apr 08
That's interesting. I see from your profile that you are in the States but when I checked on the earthquake site atwww.iris.edu/seismon there wasn't one over mag4.0 today. Maybe it will be updated later. Poor you. A very frightening experience!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
18 Apr 08
www.earhthquake.usgs.gov has more information.Yes Just glad 4 year old daughter slept through it.
@smacksman (6074)
18 Apr 08
Yep, less than 20 mins later it was added to the site. Wow! you don't get them around you that often! DATE ..... 18-APR-2008 09:36:56 LAT ...... 38.57 LON ...... -87.89 MAG ...... 5.4 DEPTH .... 5.9 REGION ... SOUTHERN INDIANA
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
18 Apr 08
It woke me up was about 5:37 here in Indiana when it happened.. they say it was a 5.4 the last one I remember here in Indiana was back in 1987 and it registered a 5.5 then. They say we will have aftershocks for the next few days from it.
@kezabelle (2985)
18 Apr 08
Where are you? We had one in the UK not so long ago very scary but nothing was broken, and my two little girls slept right through it bless them which was kind of good as I wasnt in the mood for explaining to a 4 and 2 year old what had just happened
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
18 Apr 08
Midwest st louis in the county
• United States
19 Apr 08
We woke up, my wife and I. I got on the computer shortly after the event and found a website tracking earthquake reports. There were 15 filed reports when I started and something like 2,000 by the time I went back to bed. No real damage to our house, thankfully.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Aaaaa, don't worry - 5.4 is nothing! That's normal motion out here in CA!
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I heard that on the news. They say it was felt here in some parts of Ohio. I didn't feel a thing. When I sleep, I sleep. I do not know how I would react to feeling my house shake. I'd probably end up having a panic attack or something. LOL
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 08
What a shocking news! But I believe that you are fine as you can still post here. It seems everything is alright and this is lucky.
• United States
18 Apr 08
YIKES!!! I saw that on the news, too. Glad you and your family are ok!!
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
18 Apr 08
Hello dear ersmommy. I am sorry for the earthquake that you are having and hope that you stay safe from the earthquake. It is better to be careful and alert during the quake period. We do not feel the shake of the earth here in the east past of China and it is safe here. Stay safe and alert as always, dear friend.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
18 Apr 08
wow. Just never think of Saint Louis having Earth Quakes, yet Missouri IS on a couple major fault lines, isn't it?
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
18 Apr 08
The kids and I slept right through it. My mom was telling me about it this morning. She said she was up and on her couch watching the news and the couch just started shaking. I am kind of glad I slept through it. I have never been in an earthquake before. I guess now I have been, but since I was asleep through the whole thing I still have not.
@ruby222 (4848)
18 Apr 08
Hope all is well there now ...I bet it was very frightening though...i just hope that its all calmed down there now
• United States
18 Apr 08
Sorry to here that, I hope you and your family are all right and no damage. That must of been so scary for you'all. I'll will keep you in my thoughts through out the day. be safe.